By Muzammil M. Hussain,Philip N. Howard

electronic media and on-line social networking purposes have replaced the best way dissent is prepared with social move leaders utilizing on-line functions and electronic content material platforms to arrange collective motion, turn on neighborhood protest teams, community with foreign social events and proportion their political views. long ago, authoritarian regimes might keep an eye on broadcast media in occasions of political obstacle through destroying newsprint offers, seizing radio and tv stations, and blockading mobile calls. it's even more tough to regulate media within the electronic age notwithstanding there have definitely been events while states have effectively close down their electronic networks. What motives state-powers to dam web entry, disable electronic networks or maybe close off net entry? How is it performed, what's the impression and the way do dissidents try and struggle again? during this well timed and obtainable quantity a suite of excessive profile, overseas students solution those key questions utilizing instances from Israel, Iran, Russia, Morocco, Vietnam and Kuwait and verify the political financial system of the actors, associations and regimes concerned and effected by means of the state-management and keep an eye on of electronic networks.

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